New branch in Preston Park

We have opened a new branch at 201 Preston Road, surrounded by a cluster of bars, restaurants, and cafes. Establishing a new office in this popular Brighton suburb allows us to better serve the communities based further inland.   Following the recruitment of Simon Lemcke as...


Jargon buster – Part Two

In part two of our jargon-busting series, we simplify some of the lingo you might not understand if you’re an inexperienced landlord or renter.   A   Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) The most common type of contract between the landlord and the tenant. Once...


Jargon buster – Part One

We understand that many of the words and phrases we use every day might be unfamiliar to those who are first-time buyers or indeed don't work in the property industry. In part one of our jargon-busting series, we dissect some of the words and phrases you might come across if you'...


Top Five Instagram Home Trends

Getting your home ready to sell is one of the most instrumental parts of a sale; creating a welcoming environment for your potential buyers where they can envision themselves living and enjoying the property. In recent years, Instagram has become the go-to for home décor...


Going Up; fast-tracked planning process announced

The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced plans to introduce a fast-tracked planning process starting in September. The move towards Permitted Development will allow homeowners to add two-storeys to the height of the home without applying for full planning consent...


Lucky Number Nine at the ESTAS

We are thrilled to have received accolades in the ESTAS Estate Agents & Letting Agent Awards 2020. This year the event was held virtually. Nevertheless, it was a fantastic evening celebrating the property industry and those who operate within it. The results are based purely...


Top Five Netflix Property Shows Right Now

During lockdown we’ve definitely been watching more Netflix than usual. But the good news is, we’ve compiled a list of all the interior and property inspired shows that are worth watching. A perfect method of escapism, and a way to get you thinking about your next...


Top Five Buyer Demands: What are you really looking for in a home?

During these times, home has meant more to us than ever before. Our living spaces have had to work much harder to allow us to work from home, join online workouts, and channel our inner Mary Berry. This seems to have got buyers thinking about what their priorities are for a...


House price index data suggests strong bounce back for South East

According to Rightmove , house prices in the South East have increased by 2.6% since March, and the annual change is 2.3%. The average asking price in our region from 13 th May – 4 th June is 97.5%, an increase from 96.6% in February. This data suggests the housing market...


The Government Restarts the Housing Market

  You may have seen the announcement last night that indeed estate agents have been given the green light to re-open. This is great news for the housing market and very shortly we will resume viewings, market appraisals and block management meetings. Safety is, of course...


WELL DONE KATIE!

  Katie Price, senior property manager in our Block management department today passed her latest IRPM exam (institute of residential property management). She smashed through her studies in record time. This lockdown provided her with a bit of extra time, she certainly put...


COVID-19 UPDATE

  COVID – 19 Update Firstly I would like to reassure you of the measures Sawyer & Co. have put in place in response to the ongoing situation in the UK due to COVID-19. As a business, our directors are monitoring and adhering to all Government updates, guidelines...


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19

  Firstly, our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this unprecedented event — we are all in this together and sending our thoughts to our whole community.  We are continually monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. Our main priority at Sawyer and Co is...


INTEREST RATES AT ALL TIME LOW!

  The Bank of England has announced an emergency cut in interest rates to shore up the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. Policymakers reduced rates from 0.75% to 0.25%, taking borrowing costs back down to the lowest level in history. The Bank said it would also free...


ESTAS NOMINATION

  “You’ve made it on The ESTAS shortlist and trust me it isn’t easy to do that. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- it takes a huge amount of commitment and hard graft to even take part in the ESTAS. To make the shortlist is a great...


A FOUR YEAR HIGH!

Mortgage lenders approved the highest number of loans for house purchase in nearly four years in January, according to Bank of England figures. The BoE says lenders signed off 70,888 mortgages in January, well up on the 67,930 in December and the highest figure since February...


LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST HOME?

  Time to fly the nest? Time for your own space?  Well, nearly half a million (464,700 to be exact) first-time buyers have benefitted from over £1.1 billion of Stamp Duty relief since the First Time Buyers’ Relief was introduced in November 2017, each...


BRINGING HOME A WIN!

  We’re truly delighted to announce that we picked up four awards at yesterday’s Guild of Property Professionals conference at the QE2 Centre in Westminster. The Guild of property professionals is the number 1 independent estate agency network. They select only...


ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

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